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Opening Day Ceremonies

1 - City Councilman Raul Mendoza with the honors of cutting the ribbon during the ceremonies. Looking on was the Yuma “HOOPS” Project Committee, Sponsors and Phoenix Suns representatives.





2 - Cyril “Junior” Atherton, Chairman of the Yuma “HOOPS” Project Committee, speaking while Marines from MWSS371 were waiting to be introduced.





3 - Guest Speakers at the opening day ceremonies representing the Phoenix Suns, APS, Yuma “HOOPS” Project, City of Yuma and Alexander Ford.





4 - Phoenix Suns Broadcaster Tom Leander introducing Cedric Ceballos “Suns Alumni” as the guest speaker.






5 - The Phoenix Suns “Gorilla” christening the new basketball court Winsor Rotary Park, while Cedric Ceballos and Yuma residents enjoy watching.





6 - Phoenix Suns Broadcaster Tom Leander was the Master of Ceremonies at opening day. Cyril “Junior” Atherton and Andrea Bereznak(APS) looking on.





7 - Andrea Bereznak (APS) speaking to the community on opening day at the newly built basketball court at Winsor Rotary Park.





8 - Yuma “HOOPS” Project Committee Members Cyril “Junior” Atherton, ray Ochoa and Mark Erickson enjoying a photo opportunity with Cedric Ceballos (Suns Alumni).





9 - Phoenix Suns Broadcaster Tom Leander introducing Cedric Ceballos “Suns Alumni” as the guest speaker.







10 - Yuma community residents at opening day ceremony showing their appreciation for the time, money, dedication and hard work that was put into the completion of the new basketball court at Winsor Rotary Park.





11 - The concrete slab was finally poured after the long hours of volunteer work by marines of MWSS371, who prepped the project site .





12 - The concrete slab was finally poured after the long hours of volunteer work by marines of MWSS371, who prepped the project site.





13 - Phoenix Suns “Gorilla” handing a basketball to a young basketball athlete from the local Yuma community.








14 - Phoenix Suns “Gorilla” is mingling with the Yuma community in attendance at the opening day ceremony of the new basketball court which was developed through the partnership of Power Players and the Yuma “HOOPS” Project Committee.





15 - Tom Leander and Cedric Ceballos speaking to the crowd in attendance before the 3-point shooting contest.









16 - Ray Ochoa Yuma “HOOPS” Project Committee member discussing plans with the “Power Players” representatives prior to the start of the opening ceremonies.





17 - The delivery and placement of a monument donated to the Yuma “HOOPS” Project thanking all who made this project a reality.

CONTACT INFO:
Yuma Hoops Committee
Junior Atherton
Ray Ochoa
Derek Egeberg
Dan Raymond
Patrick Brooks

(928)   275-1649


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